Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blocks of the Month(s)

It's been about a month since I left for vacation, taking with me several prepared applique blocks that I never did show you completed.  I'm also now behind on a couple of the BOM projects--how did that happen?!  So let's catch up a little, at least as far as the completed blocks go.

While I was away, I got the two Sew Spooky blocks done, but I didn't take a photo of them--I'll have to do that later, when I get the "stuff" out to work on the next block.  I did finish the Comfort and Joy block for August though--and I just took a photo to show you tonight.

This is one of the projects I've now fallen behind on.  The next block is due to be posted this week, and I haven't even started, so it's not looking very promising at this point.

I also took the next Autumn House block with me--but I think this was one I didn't finish until I got back home again.  Remember how I got side tracked on vacation with all of those cute Halloween projects?  Yep.

Tonight I finished the Autumn House block that came next.  This is the last of the center blocks, but I still have to applique the top border; and, of course, everything still needs to be put together too.  But at least I'm not really behind on THIS one!

Harrington & Hannah.  This is the August block.  The September block has now been posted, but I don't think I'm actually BEHIND just yet--not as long as I get going on it soon!

And the Country Cottages block for August.  Of course, the September block has been posted and I printed a copy of it but I haven't made it yet.

Here are all of them together so far--I love to see them laid out this way.  It's going to be a great quilt when it's completed!  What color should I make the next house?  I'm thinking it should be predominantly white.  Or pink.  Green would work, but December's house will go right below it, and maybe THAT one will need to be green.  October will start the last row, and that one will certainly be orange!  Blue for November?  Stranger things have been seen.

This pattern reminds me, though:  You know what else I'm behind in?  Sweetheart Houses, also designed by Shabby Fabrics.  I made the first block and I know I have the second kit here somewhere . . . untouched.  And the third kit should arrive in the next few days.  Yikes!

And?  Merry Merry Snowmen.  The last block I made was two months ago, so I suspect I'm two months behind on that one.  Darn!  Will I ever catch up?  Now that the wedding is behind us, I might have more time to devote to sewing, but probably not for long--Christmas is just around the corner, and the holidays in general are always a busy time of the year.  I wish there was more play time in each day, don't you?


LesQuilts said...

Oh! I sure do I feel like I never get anything done! I make very slow progress with only a few hours a day for my favourite hobby!
Soon, I'll have more time!
Take care, Leslie

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Wow, I love what you have done, so far. Weddings and life sometimes get in the way of our applique and bom's, yet what I like about you is that you are going to be keeping on keeping on. You are still way ahead of the curve!

Sinta Renee said...

I am amazed at all of your gorgeous blocks! I love the stocking... and the Autumn House and the Shabby Fabrics Sweetheart Houses blocks...
you are on a roll!